Need a new idea for HALLOWEEN ? Who doesn’t ? Here’s a home-made chilled treat for everyone, young and/or old or just not so young. This year it’s gonna be a combination mini “reese’s peanut butter cup” and “ice-cream sandwich” all-in-one number because I’m all “pumpkined-out” from all the stuff recently and in the past years !
You know that I’ve already done many pumpkin treats in the past, actually a full series that you could see in the desserts section of the blog, like pumpkin fruit jellies (see recipe here), pumpkin caramels (see recipe here) and finally the chocolate pumpkin jelly and caramel cups (see recipe here) and I almost forgot the pumpkin jam & butter & seeds with all the pumpkin remains (see recipe here) and last week’s sweet & spicy rustic pie (see recipe here) … so it’s going to be peanuts & chocolate in this 2nd half of October 2018.
It makes me sad and nostalgic that Halloween isn’t a “big deal” here in Paris. I do understand of course. We live in a big, busy overcrowded city with mostly apartments in large buildings so I don’t know how wise it would be to bring kids to (or let unattended kids go to) buildings with door codes, gate codes, elevator codes (if there’s an elevator) and floor after floor of staircases just for a few sweet treats ?!
The recipe I’m giving you here is a small volume version of 15 bites adapted to my silicone molds. It’s more of an “assembly” than a recipe.
I live in an almost plastic free home. Most of my containers and equipment are metallic, wooden or made of glass but I’m sure that these preparations would be nearly impossible to easily make without those silicone molds. The molds are oven-safe, freezer safe and sturdy enough to bake in and malleable enough to shape and unmold the baked and then frozen treats before double-dipping them in chocolate. I guess a rolling pin, metal pastry rings and elbow grease would also get the job done but who has 15 or more rings lying around the house anyways, for cutting out the cookies and then assembling and freezing them ?
This is how I made them and perhaps it’s how you’ll try to make them too.
That’s my short pre-Halloween story. I promise that things will get “scarier” next week . . . ;)